My DD1 will be 3 next month, and she started talking around 18months. She's always been quite eloquently spoken, easy to understand and will repeat difficult words perfectly first go.
I've noticed the past couple of months that she will ask what something is, then repeats what you've told her, but doesn't actually copy what you've said, instead just making similar sounds (eg what's that mum, it's a wheelbarrow, what's a wear-banna?) I assume it's just not caring enough to pay close attention?
Anyway in the past week she's started stuttering when she starts sentences. "He-he-here's my dinner", "I-I-I want a biscuit", "Ah-ah-ah are you getting a drink?"
It's not every time she speaks, but it's happening often enough (and sometimes she'll start a sentence 10 times before the stutter stops and she says what she means) for me to wonder if it's because her brain is going faster than her mouth (a developmental stage)? And if it is, how long could I expect it to last?